Coalisland teenager ‘critical’ after car crash

A teenager from Coalisland is in a critical condition in hospital after a car crash near Newmills.

Aoife Corr remains in an induced coma following the two-car collision along the Brackaville Road.

The 18-year-old suffered multiple fractures after the car she was travelling in collided with another vehicle shortly before 3pm on Saturday.

Another female who was in the car with Ms Corr was also hurt, but her injuries are not thought to be serious.

Ms Corr, a pupil at St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon, was taken to the intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

She underwent seven hours of surgery on Saturday night, and family members have described her condition as stable.

Her uncle Oliver Corr said she suffered multiple fractures due to the crash.

The 52-year-old photographer from Coalisland said:

“Her family are staying positive and supporting each other very well.

“They are very grateful for all the support and the messages they have received about Aoife.

“We are very grateful for all the thoughts and prayers.”

Family and friends have expressed their shock over the crash on Facebook and Twitter.

One friend said online:

“Thoughts and prayers are with Aoife Corr and her family after the crash last night, praying she can pull through this coma! Gobsmacked!”

A Tyrone Camogie Facebook account posted a picture of the teenager alongside a message of support.

It read:

“Tyrone camogie Photo of the week Aoife Corr Tyrone under 16 Ulster champions.

“Everyone in Tyrone wishing Aoife a speedy recovery. Get well soon Aoife.”

The Belfast Trust has said the former Derrytresk camogie player remains critically ill. 

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.


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